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My oldest child has moved up the reading charts at such a fast rate, her teacher had a hard time keeping up with level-appropriate books. According to her teachers, she’s reading at an advanced 4th grade level, but the content in those books may be too mature for her age group. I still don’t understand how she has progressed so much because to be completely honest, I can’t get her to pick up a book at home. We’ve gone through the book orders, chosen themes that resonate with her, and even take her book shopping on the weekends. She has no interest in leisurely reading at home, even if it’s assigned by her teacher.
So, what’s a Mom to do? I feel like I’ve literally tried it all. I’ve asked her on several occasions what would encourage her to pick up a book and she said “nothing, I just don’t want to read.” Her teacher says it’s ok to not push this issue because she is progressing, despite being seemingly lazy. But, you know all moms have some trick up their sleeve when it comes to getting kids to do things they don’t want to do, like offering ice cream after eating everything off their dinner plate. I found a reading system that includes books that come to life as kids read it, and knew it was something she would at least try because it incorporates technology into reading. By using her iPad along with the book, she can become part of the story! The app was free to download from the App Store and within minutes we were up and running towards our next reading adventure!
My girls both get a kick out of the story taking place in their living room! As the story comes to life, an ogre appears, or a beanstalk sprouts with our living room as their canvas. The fun doesn’t stop there, each interactive page features mini-games and features where you can play with the characters. I have to say, it’s pretty cool! There are cards in the back of the book where you can learn more about each character in the book. This enhances comprehension and allows your child to really get to know who they are reading about and their role in the book.
Avoid summer brain slump and get your kids in the story, it makes for an exciting reading adventure! You can get your own copy of the Pai Hardcover Storybook from Amazon where you will receive 15% by using code PaiBooks.
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